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CCA Hosts National Guard Anti-Terrorism Exercises

WHAT: National Guard Anti-Terrorism Exercises

WHERE: The Disaster Management Institute at the Community College of Aurora (CCA)

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | 10 a.m. (best time for visuals)

Sunday, May 22, 2016 |10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHY: This is part of a six-day training for national guard units from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah to respond to a terrorist attack.

HOW: The training scenarios will prepare participants for mock attacks similar to the ones that occurred in Paris in November 2015. Similar training at CCA helped prepare National Guard units to respond to the Boulder flooding in 2013.

VISUALS: High activity in simulation rooms where scenarios will be recreated during training. Participants will wear hazmat and tactical gear. Mock rescues and evacuations can occur.

Please note: These activities are all simulations.

About the Center for Simulation & Disaster Management Institute at the Community College of Aurora (CCA) at the Lowry Campus

The Disaster Management Institute of Colorado is a program within the Center for Simulation at the Community College of Aurora. The Institute features a fully functional Emergency Operations Center that allows CCA students and working professionals to experience and train in the management of simulated disasters of all types and sizes. The space was completed in 2005 and is the first in the world to create simulation spaces for training first responders.

The Institute serves as a model for interagency collaboration and workforce training and development and is key to CCA’s Center for Simulation and Public Service programs. Classes at the Institute are taught by emergency management and homeland security professionals, including police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical professionals who are working or have worked for public service agencies. 

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